Starbucks on Top!

This is crazy to believe but Starbucks is now the 3rd largest US Restaurant Chain. #1 is McDonald’s…surprise surprise and #2 is Subway. It is very astonishing to think that Starbucks is currently ahead of Fast Food Giants such as Burger King and Wendy’s. Over the past years, the numbers have been changing a lot. Historically, the fast food chains dominated the United States. Now… McDonald’s is the only one in the top three that serves burgers and Starbucks is not even a “fast food” restaurant. Starbucks is on the rise again… what do you think about that?  
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Chipotle Burritos

I usually try to avoid eating fast food because I do not like to waste my money and I think it is very unhealthy. Since Chipotle is owned by McDonald’s, I group it in with fast food. It’s not that I don’t like Chipotle, but it’s just that if I am going to eat out, I would rather have something else… I have been there a couple times over the past couple years, but to me it is not very special. However… A lot of my friends think I am crazy because they are OBSESSED with Chipotle. One of my
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Fast Food… One step in the right direction

Image via Wikipedia Fast Food… I am done! Being in college, I am always on the run and barley have time to eat. I go from work to class to meetings ect…. and it is hard to find time to cook great food. I have never liked fast food and I barley ever get it, but it does happen every once in awhile out of convenience. It started as a once a semester thing and progressed from there. I still was never eating a lot of fast food. At most it would be a couple times a month, but still
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Sonic Drive-In

Image via Wikipedia Sonic is a new hit across the nation. Until a couple years ago, I had never seen them in Ohio, and then suddenly, they grew! The one thing I remember about Sonic is my best friend’s dad, Mr. Baskin, saying “The cherry limeade is amazing” as we were passing through North Carolina on vacation. I always wanted to try one, but never got the chance until they started building some around me. Now, there is one near my house in Streetsboro, Oh and a new location that opened up less than a month ago in Toledo, Oh.
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U.S. Chicken Nuggets

Image via Wikipedia All things are suppose to be the same in food production for a company, but for McDonald’s they are not. After a large CNN investigation, investigators found out that American chicken nuggets not only contain more calories and fat, but also have chemicals in them not found across the Atlantic. Nuggets found in the U.S. are 190 calories, 12 grams of fat,  and 2 grams of saturated fat for 4 pieces.  On the other hand, British nuggets are 170 calories, 9 grams of fat and 1 gram of saturated fat for 4 pieces. The bad thing about
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Five Guys

Image by uglyagnes via Flickr Have you ever heard of this place??… Well I hadn’t until about a year ago. In the past year, this place has been popping up everywhere being the new big hit in fast food. The first time I ever saw it, I was in Toledo last year and once it went in the shopping center, I kept hearing people talk about it. From there on, people were constantly going there to eat, but I never knew the big deal. So finally, I tried a fry my friend got to see if it really was amazing.
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Panera Bread and Bakery

Image by ohdearbarb via Flickr I went to Panera last weekend with my boyfriend for a nice lunch.   Every time I go back, I always remember why I love it so much. Not only do they have wonderful food, but it a quick, there are lots of selections and it is one of the healthier choices. According to health.com, Panera is the healthiest fast food. They have lots of choices for everyone’s lifestyle needs. I love that you can get the Pick 2 so you get taste treats from two menu items. I also like that they list the
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10 worst foods!

Image via Wikipedia This is a version of some one’s top 10 worse foods NOT to eat. I thought it was interesting and I bet everyone has ideas on each item this lady talks about. For me, I agree with the fact that these foods are bad, but I do not necessarily think they are all the absolute worst. I personally eat either turkey bacon when I want a treat because it is a lot better. I also do know that canned soups are high in sodium and other factors, but healthier can soups aren’t that bad. These are some
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Beer and a Burger

Image by jypsygen via Flickr How about a Whopper and Beer?? This may sound strange to you, but for Burger King, the idea is sure to spark interest. In Miami, Burger King is opening up a new location that will serve beer alongside its food. This restaurant will be the first U.S. fast food restaurant to serve alcohol. I don’t know what to think of the idea right now. I hope it works for them. I fear for the increase in drinking and driving because of this new idea, but we will have to see. Basically, they will only serve
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Drive Thru Diet

Image via Wikipedia There is a new “healthy” menu at Taco Bell. These fresh menu options offer less fat and calories. Taco Bell is basically saying that if you are in a hurry and are going to eat fast food regardless, it is better to come to them and eat off there new fresh menu then to go somewhere else. I know some of my friends were confused and after seeing the commercials, thought this meant the food selections were healthy. NO. This means there new food selections are better than the others and can actually help those who eat
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